Hey guys, I’m so excited about my latest DIY project, and it was so affordable! I painted a simple round mirror I purchased at Old Time Pottery for 39.99 with Martha Stewart’s craft paint in metallic gold. Yes I am loving the look of gold in home decor & design these days! So I set out to recreate this look.
Here’s the photo that inspired me below…
So I went straight to Michael’s and purchased my supplies: Martha Stewart’s metallic gold craft paint and acrylic paint in “burnt umber” (for glaze).
Here’s the Before picture of the mirror below. I loved the round shape, but the color was too flat and dark for the room.
For this project I applied the gold paint in circular motions on the frame of the mirror. I focused on the top section first, then the bottom, and finally the middle. I also let each section dry completely before moving onto the next. And for coverage I used 3 full coats.
The final and most important step in this Diy project was adding glaze. With a soft cloth I rubbed a brown glaze made with simple “burnt umber” craft paint and water onto the gold frame. The glaze settles into cracks and crevasses giving a subtle distressed appearance.
And here’s my new mirror finished…
Ahhh, I am loving my new gold mirror! And this was such a fun week-end project too.
So if your home could use a few new mirrors, check out Old Time Pottery. They’ve got a great selection of affordable mirrors in all shapes and sizes including sunburst mirrors, rounds mirrors, large square and rectangle shaped mirrors and more!